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Beac Services

Volume 438: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1947

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation whether he is now in a position to announce a date on which scheduled services will begin to operate to North-East England.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave the hon. Member for Newport (Mr. Peter Freeman) on 7th May last, when I said that in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Aviation Act, 1946, my Department in association with the British European Airways Corporation is reviewing the whole general plan of air services in the Corporation's field with a view to determining the speed with which the different parts can be implemented in 1947–48. Until this review is complete, I regret I cannot make a statement about this particular service.